Meaning of “popularity” in the English Dictionary

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"popularity" in British English

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popularitynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌpɒp.jəˈlær.ə.ti/ us /ˌpɑː.pjəˈler.ə.t̬i/

B2 the fact that something or someone is liked, enjoyed, or supported by many people:

the increasing popularity of organic food

More examples

  • The prime minister is riding on a wave of popularity.
  • Cinema in Britain is undergoing a revival of popularity.
  • By the late 70s the group's popularity was beginning to wane.
  • The band has enjoyed an unstoppable rise in popularity.
  • Her popularity has declined since her return from exile two years ago.

(Definition of “popularity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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